Friday, July 12, 2013

Prayer for Our Nations Leaders

Father, we seek the peace and prosperity of our country which You have brought us to because as it prospers, we too will prosper. We lift the United States of America up to You.  We come before You to make petitions, prayers, and intercessions for our authorities and we give You thanks on behalf of all men. We pray for our government, our president, the representatives of our states and nation, and all those who influence them. We intercede for the leaders You have placed before us including mayors, judges, principals, policemen, pastors, preachers, teachers, military personnel and all those in power. We call all fathers forward to be the spiritual head of their household Lord.  We commit the leaders of our towns to the leaders of our nation into Your hands that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.  This is Your will and it pleases You because You want all people to be saved and to come to know the truth.

Create in our leaders pure hearts God, and renew a right and loyal spirit within them. Give them new hearts and new spirits; remove the hearts of stone and give them hearts  of flesh. Let them love You with their whole heart, soul, and mind. Give our leaders ears to hear Your voice and eyes to see Your beauty and love.

We pray our leaders do not conform to the pattern of this world, but are transformed by the renewing of their minds so they may know what Your good and acceptable and perfect will is. If any lacks wisdom, let them ask, for You give generously to all without finding fault, and wisdom will be given to them.

We will not stop praying for our leaders Father. It is our desire that they be filled with the knowledge of Your will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That they walk worthy of You Lord, pleasing You, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of You. Let Your Holy Spirit guide their lives and give them comfort in knowing You are with them. 

Lord, we are submitted to our authorities, for we know all authority comes from You, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by You. For they are Your handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which You have prepared in advance for them to do. You are the One who changes times and seasons; removes authorities and raises up others. You give wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the understanding.

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people You have chosen as Your heritage! Keep Your hand upon America and our leaders Father and cast out all enemies.  Our land is in need and left all alone, we put our hope in You Father God and we continue night and day to pray in the name of Jesus and to ask for Your help.

Jeremiah 29:7, 1 Timothy 2:1-4, Psalm 51:10, Ezekiel 36:26, Matthew 22:37, Mark 4:23, Romans 12:2, James 1:5, Colossians 1:9-10, John 16:13, Romans 13:1, Ephesians 2:10, Daniel 2:21,  Psalm 33:12, 1 Timothy 5:5

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Our Nation's Cry

Lord, let Your people who are called by Your name, humble themselves and pray and seek Your face. Let us turn from our wicked ways so You will hear from heaven and forgive our sin and heal our land. Let us humble ourselves before You so You can lift us up. 

Father, forgive the ones who do not know any better, the ones who have not known You, who have not been taught Your ways or seen Your love, for they don’t know what they are doing. Open their eyes so they can see, give them ears to hear. Draw their hearts to You Lord. Show the unbelievers Your grace.

Touch every single leader of our nation. Guide them in righteous ways. If there are any hearts of stone, turn them to hearts of flesh. Give them and new heart and a new spirit. Let Your plans become their plans Lord.

Heavenly Father, forgive the backsliders of our nation. We have been a stubborn and rebellious people, but please forgive our iniquities. We have been faithless. You tell us to return and You will cure us of backsliding. Yes, we come to You, for You are the Lord our God. We return to You with all our heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning. You are close to the brokenhearted and save those who are crushed in spirit. We turn from our evil ways and practices so we may stay in the land the You gave to us and our ancestors forever and ever. 

God, hear the cries of the righteous and save our nation. Claim us as Your own special possession Father. Do wonders never before done in any nation in all the world so all that live among us will see how awesome Your works are! We will boast in You Lord.

You are merciful and compassionate, slow to anger and over flowing in gracious love. You are always ready to forgive and change Your plans about sending punishment. We thank You for Your Spirit of love and mercy upon us. We thank You also for Your Spirit of conviction upon us and for giving us the chance to repent from our ways.  

You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to You.
Be pleased with our repentance Lord, teach us Your ways so we can know You and continue to find favor with You Father. Remember that this nation is Your people. We are one nation, under God. We have been founded upon Your name Lord. We praise You Father for keeping Your hand upon us, for never leaving or forsaking us. 

In Jesus name we pray

2 Chronicles 7:14, James 4:10, Luke 23:34, Ezekiel 12:2, Ezekiel 36:26, Exodus 34:9, Jeremiah 3:22, Joel 2:12, Psalm 34:18, Jeremiah 25:5, Deuteronomy 26:18, Exodus 34:10, 1 Corinthians 1:31, Psalm 86:5, Jeremiah 18:8, 2 Corinthians 7:9-10,  Exodus 33:13, 1 Kings 8:57